Steven Cryan graduated from Paier College of Art in the early 1970s. Since that time he has been painting maritime and railroad subjects. His luminous, realistic watercolors have won numerous awards and hang in private and corporate collections throughout the world, including The Quinnipiac Club in New Haven, CT and The Connecticut River Museum. One of his paintings was added to the art collection on board the Queen Mary II.
Cryan has illustrated many covers and center spreads for magazines including Keystone, Steamboat Bill, Shoreliner, Trains Magazine, Nautical World and Moran Corporation’s Towline Magazine. His illustrations can be seen in the books, Where Rails Meet the Sea and Tugboats.
His artwork has also been featured on the cover of Lionel Trains’ catalog.
Cryan has been the guest curator of the CT River Museum’s holiday exhibit Trains, Tracks and Trimmings, for which he designs and builds large operating HO train layouts. His modeling skills can also be seen at the Pizzaworks restaurant in Old Saybrook.
Cryan is a leading authority on trains, tugs and maritime history. His photography collection on the subject is one of the largest in the U.S.A. He gives slide shows and lectures throughout the country.
When not painting or building models, Cryan can be found pursuing his love of music as he plays harmonica and trombone with three different bands at a variety of local venues.
View his work online at www.stevencryan.com
Meet Cryan at our Marshview Gallery Artist Reception on Friday, Feb. 10, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Estuary Council of Seniors, 220 Main St, Old Saybrook. All are welcome. Light refreshments are served.